The new Buck 070 Hood Thug is a great all-around survival knife. Designed by the late wilderness/survival expert, Ron Hood, the Thug is the perfect addition to the Buck/Hood series of fixed blades – at 7 inches the Buck 070 Thug’s Carbon Steel blade is a bit larger than the Punk (5.6 inch blade) and slightly smaller than the Hoodlum (10 inch blade).
The Buck 070 Hood Thug’s large removable Micarta handles coupled with Buck’s Shock Mitigation System (SMS) provides for a very sturdy feel– especially for those with larger hands. The 070 also comes with a MOLLE-compatible nylon sheath which contains an extra storage pouch and can be adjusted for high or low hip carry. Get yours here at KnifeCenter.
More about the 070 Hood Thug from Buck:
With the Hoodlum and Punk® always being in high demand, we’ve added the Thug to our Buck/Hood collection. Built with all the same features as the Hoodlum and Punk®, the Thug™ serves as a mid-size survival knife to aid in extreme situations. Includes a M.O.L.L.E. sheath
“An all purpose, midsize survival/utility knife”
About Ron Hood 1944-2011:
Ron Hood cultivated his early wilderness interests as a member of the Military Intelligence Community while in the Army Security Agency (ASA). Ron spent a year at a remote outpost in the
Middle East and nearly 18 months on the ground in Vietnam. After his four years of military service he completed his MS and his doctoral studies and for over 20 years taught accredited classes in
Wilderness Skills at two universities, authored numerous articles for national magazines and published a guidebook to the Sierra Nevada of California. Ron spent much of his time practicing and
studying skills with native populations around the world. Ron has been featured in dozens of TV programs and has produced 27 award winning survival training videos that are widely
considered to be the best survival training aids in the world. He’s was also the producer of Survival Quarterly Magazine, with his wife Karen, who continues to publish the magazine in Ron’s honor.